- Published: 28 June 2006 28 June 2006
GE Energy has announced the official opening of its first wind turbine assembly plant in China.
Located in Shenyang, the facility will provide local support for the growing wind power industry in China and Asia. The GE Energy (Shenyang) Co. Ltd. facility, wholly owned by GE, is designed to produce 1.5MW wind turbines. The first wind turbine assembled at the Shenyang plant was completed in late March of this year, and the delivery of the first units is expected by July. The wind turbine assembly plant is located adjacent to two other GE joint venture facilities in Shenyang: GE Liming Gas Turbine Component Co., Ltd. and GE Shenyang Turbomachinery Technology Co., Ltd. The three facilities represent a GE investment of more than US$50 million in China’s northeast region. In May of this year, GE signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s National Development and Reform Commission to expand cooperation in the development of advanced environmental technologies, including wind power. GE also will invest up to US$50 million in ecology-related research and development funds at its China Technology Center in Shanghai over the next five years.